Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Herremans doesn't want a left-guard rotation

Todd Herremans said he still believes he can return to the playing field for the Eagles' Oct. 26 game against the Washington Redskins.

Herremans doesn't want a left-guard rotation


Todd Herremans said he still believes he can return to the playing field for the Eagles' Oct. 26 game against the Washington Redskins.

He also made it clear that he doesn't want to be part of a guard rotation like the one the Eagles are using at right guard with Max Jean-Gilles and Stacy Andrews splitting time.

Herremans, out since the start of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, returned to the practice field Wednesday and said things went well.

"I went out and did some individual work with (offensive line coach) Juan (Castillo) and the rest of the O line and it felt good," Herremans said. "If it feels good ... I'm going to try to take some reps with the scout team tomorrow and, hopefully, if everything goes good, we'll get it scanned next week to make sure nothing has changed and ...  go full go next Thursday."

Eagles coach Andy Reid said he wants to be cautious about Herremans' return because of the nature of a stress fracture.

"They know I want to play, so they're kind of trying to not let me over exert myself," Herremans said. "I don't think I'd do that. I'm not an idiot. If it starts hurting, I'm going to pull myself out."

Herremans said he believes he will regain his starting left guard spot from Nick Cole when he is healthy.

"I mean, I've started for the last three years, so I imagine when I come back it will still be my spot," Herremans said. "Nick has done a great job, but it's not my decision. I don't get paid to coach of make personnel decisions."

It will be interesting to see if Reid implements the same kind of rotation with Cole and Herremans that he has used the last couple weeks with Jean-Gilles and Andrews.

"I don't think I'd really like to play with a rotation, but, like I said, I don't make those decisions," Herremans said.



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